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DODDS Rachael
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age25
Place of BirthBrisbane, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T35
Further Personal Information
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in 2007.
Why this sport?
Her physiotherapist Tanya Winter introduced her to athletics.
Club / Team
QEII Track Club: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Name of coach
Iryna Dvoskina [national], UKR
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Australia
General Interest
Hero / Idol
New Zealand's ultra-distance runner Lisa Tamati. (paralympic.org.au, 01 Jun 2011)
Awards and honours
She was named the South East Advertiser's Young Star of 2011/12. (chac.qld.edu.au, 11 Jul 2012)

She received the Athlete with an Impairment Award at the 2011 Queensland Sports Awards in Australia. (couriermail.com.au, 29 Nov 2011)
Impairment
She was born three months premature with cerebral palsy. (couriermail.com.au, 03 Dec 2011; paralympic.org.au, 30 Jan 2011)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She is an ambassador for Choice, Passion and Life, a non-profit organisation that provides support and services to children and adults with impairments across Queensland and New South Wales in Australia. (cpl.org.au, 05 Jun 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
7 2012 200m T35 36.75
5 2012 100m T35 17.03
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2011 100m T35 17.48
1 2011 200m T35 36.78